Palliative Care at Home: What to Expect
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by Carewatch
10M ago
Coping with a terminal illness is one of the most difficult challenges life can throw at you, so it’s natural to have lots of questions around subjects like end-of-life care. This is particularly true if you’ve opted to receive care at home, which can lead to a number of questions in itself. Sometimes, the questions you have aren’t even for yourself. Sometimes, you just want to know what to tell family and friends when they ask for information. The different kinds of care available Palliative care is never a “one size fits all” solution, so the type of care you or your loved one receives wi ..read more
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How do I get home help for my mum or dad?
Carewatch Blog
by Carewatch
10M ago
It’s perfectly natural that, at some point, elderly parents may start to struggle with everyday tasks. Maybe you find yourself in a position where you’re unable to provide assistance, or perhaps you live too far away to be able to help. It may even be that your parent only needs assistance as they recover from an injury or illness. In that case, you may have considered organising home care services for your parents. But where do you start organising day-to-day care at home? Read on below for a few pointers… Where to start The first thing you should do when considering home care is contact y ..read more
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Five Ways to Provide Care with Dignity
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by Carewatch
10M ago
Here at Carewatch, it's important to us that we always provide care with dignity so we've listed five simple actions to ensure you are providing high-quality care that preserves dignity... When providing care and support, whether you are caring for a family member or a client, it is important to provide support with respect and preserve the person’s dignity at all times. When someone agrees to receive help at home, it can be a big transition from being completely independent to relying upon someone else for support. Enabling a person to retain levels of independence and choice is vital for ..read more
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Five Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem
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by Carewatch
10M ago
Many of us live with low self-esteem. Here are five ways to improve it… Self-esteem is the belief system that you have about yourself, whether they are positive or negative beliefs. If you have a healthy self-esteem, you generally feel more positively about yourself and have a better outlook on life, dealing with its ups and downs with much more ease. Low self-esteem is something many people experience. It can be overwhelming at times, leading to anxiety and depression. It can affect your ability to live your usual life, and day to day living. Many people can have difficulty in leaving the ..read more
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Preparing for a Hospital Stay
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by Carewatch
10M ago
A stay in hospital means there are many things to organise, often things you may not consider... A planned stay in hospital can be a daunting experience, especially when you have to plan ahead for your stay. There are often many arrangements to be made for your home, a loved one or your pets. Sometimes these can get forgotten as we are preoccupied with the fact that we are going into hospital. For your peace of mind, here is a list of things that you may wish to consider before your hospital stay. Letting people know where you are It is important to let your loved ones know where you are. O ..read more
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Ten Ways to Improve Your Sleep
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by Carewatch
10M ago
Many of us have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. Here are ten ways to improve your quality of sleep... Many of us have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. Here are ten ways to improve sleep quality Many of us have problems sleeping, and this can affect how we function on a day-to-day basis. We often think that we will eventually start sleeping properly again and use wrong methods such as drinking in the evening to sleep. Here are ten ways to improve your poor sleep. Set a regular bedtime and waking up time Going to bed at the same time every night will get you into a c ..read more
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Vitamins for the elderly
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by Carewatch
10M ago
Ensure good health by making sure that you are getting your vitamin D and vitamin B levels right for older age… Many people use a new year as a time for making resolutions and improvements to their life or their health. These are usually things like losing weight, drinking less, or stopping smoking. All are really good things to do. Not many people however decide to increase their intake of vital vitamins to ensure good physical and mental health. Among other vitamins and minerals, vitamin D and B vitamins are essential for health, especially in older age. These vitamins support healthy bl ..read more
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We are joining Clece Care Services
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by Carewatch
10M ago
We are joining Clece Care Services We are pleased to announce that CSN Care Group, the parent company of Carewatch, MyLife Homecare & New Directions Support Services, has been acquired by Clece Care Services, part of the Spanish group Clece, which operates in more than 70 care locations across the UK. Clece have been providing domiciliary care services for more than 20 years and in 2013 they established their UK care company – Clece Care Services. Since then they have incorporated 16 companies into their group, providing quality care to more than 9000 customers and employing over 4500 c ..read more
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Five Ways to Provide Care with Dignity
Carewatch Blog
by Carewatch
1y ago
Here at Carewatch, it's important to us that we always provide care with dignity so we've listed five simple actions to ensure you are providing high-quality care that preserves dignity... When providing care and support, whether you are caring for a family member or a client, it is important to provide support with respect and preserve the person’s dignity at all times. When someone agrees to receive help at home, it can be a big transition from being completely independent to relying upon someone else for support. Enabling a person to retain levels of independence and choice is vital for ..read more
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Ten Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Carewatch Blog
by Carewatch
1y ago
Many of us have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. Here are ten ways to improve your quality of sleep... Many of us have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. Here are ten ways to improve sleep quality Many of us have problems sleeping, and this can affect how we function on a day-to-day basis. We often think that we will eventually start sleeping properly again and use wrong methods such as drinking in the evening to sleep. Here are ten ways to improve your poor sleep. Set a regular bedtime and waking up time Going to bed at the same time every night will get you into a c ..read more
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